Sample Menu

Dining by rail was a memorable experience for those fortunate enough to have ridden America’s great passenger trains during their heyday. Efficient, white jacketed waiters served delicious cuisine on full-service dining cars that were rolling restaurants traveling upwards of 70 miles per hour.

The Pennsylvania Railroad was known for some American favorites, like the Roast Prime Ribs of Beef Au Jus and Baked Potato Pennsylvania, which was double baked and covered with paprika, bread crumbs, grated cheese and melted butter. Then there was the famous Melon Mint Cocktail, with balls of seasonal melon covered with sweet mint syrup and garnished with fresh mint leaves.

Chefs on the Premier Train can recreate these and other heralded recipes from the original Pennsylvania Railroad, as well as prepare popular recipes from other popular trains of the day. Please review our menu selections and let us know how to best please your palate during your time onboard.

*note there are 11 authentic recipes from the Pennsylvania Railroad in the book Dining By Rail by James D. Porterfield.